Also known as Achilles Tenosynovitis or Achilles Tendinopathy, this condition involves localised pain and swelling at the back of the heel and is most common where training conditions are sub-optimal. You may find there is increased rigidity at the start of the day, a reduced capacity to bear weight or tangible limping as you attempt to mitigate your discomfort. Amplified by most normal training and anything involving running, jumping or that requires the use of your tiptoes. Together with undesirable training conditions, the condition can also result from poor training techniques, an overloaded training schedule leading to overuse of the tendon. It is possible for older people to experience an alternative form of the condition, due chiefly to arthritis.
Your Achilles Tendonitis assessment will consist of establishing the individual biomechanics (the relationship between the bones, muscle and joints) of your foot and ankle alongside any corrections that need to be made here and whether there are further fundamental causes that your tendon has swollen.
Achilles tendonitis treatment
We offer treatment in the form of deep tissue massage, acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound and reinforcing stretching exercises. We will deliver a strength training exercise program to support your recovery, of which there is a good chance with early physiotherapy.
Patients welcome from all insurance providers